Securing the peace of Jerusalem: on the politics of unifying and dividing, 1997

This article talks about the future of Jerusalem which remains scheduled to be determined at the negotiating table. The long history of failed efforts to settle its status, by negotiation as well as force, suggests that the resolution of this question poses the greatest challenge. The multiple significance of the city to two peoples and three world religions places it at the heart of the conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world. It is central to any durable, comprehensive peace in the Middle East. Indeed, continued avoidance of substantial discussions on Jerusalem or failure to reach an agreement is likely to endanger both what has been achieved and what remains to be achieved in the peace process.

Reference:

Albin, Cecilia. “Securing the peace of Jerusalem: on the politics of unifying and dividing.” Review of international studies 23, no. 2 (1997): 117-142.

 

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